Before Monday, the Blackhawks were one of only nine teams in the NHL without a player in COVID protocol.
That is no longer the case.
Veteran defenseman Calvin de Haan, who has missed the last two games because of a non-COVID related illness, was placed in the protocol on Monday afternoon.
The Blackhawks — without de Haan — face the Nashville Predators over the weekend. The Preds have since been put on hold because of their COVID issues. Chicago was supposed to host Dallas on Thursday night. We’ll see if that game still happens as scheduled as 43 games (thus far) have been postponed by the NHL already.